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Fletcher:A different world to earn a fortune

February 25, 2014 I recently read in Forbes that the majority of those who made its “500 Richest People List” got there by starting their own businesses,. In other words, these people were entrepreneurs. more »»

Krawczak: Events don’t happen by accident

February 24, 2014 The Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner was last week. It was our largest annual dinner to date with more than 500 people in attendance. We work on this event for about a year. more »»

Editorial: Another example of NE Michigan creative thinking

February 23, 2014 Thinking outside the box is a process local officials have been dealing with for years. more »»

Editorial: New traffic light on M-32 the right decision

February 21, 2014 Another traffic light on M-32 where the proposed entrance to the new Meijer store will be constructed is welcomed news for the regio. more »»

Speer: When schools are out of snow days

February 21, 2014 Yet again this week most every school district in Northeast Michigan was forced to cancel school due to winter weather. For some districts, like Alpena, there were two missed days of school this week. more »»

Murch: A Wiser way to show community love

February 21, 2014 Phil Wiser is a retired Alpena police officer, and an all-around nice guy. He has an engaging demeanor and I don't think I've met anyone who didn't like him. more »»

Editorial: Be aware of the melt effect

February 20, 2014 While temperatures are expected to creep back down again in the days ahead, this week’s mid-week warm weather triggered some melting across the regio. more »»

Editorial: Proposed jump in minimum wage would hurt momentum

February 18, 2014 Supporters of raising the state’s minimum wage, which they initially wanted to be $9.50 an hour, say they will seek the increase to be $10.10 an hour by 2017. more »»

Fletcher: We need change in order to improve

February 18, 2014 “As the ancients Say wisely, have a care o’ th’ main chance, And look before you ere you leap; For as you sow, ye are like to rea. more »»

Levin: FRIB Funding is major milestone for Michigan and science

February 16, 2014 At the beginning of the year, Congress passed an appropriations bill that included a big victory for Michigan, for Michigan State University, for our nation and for science. more »»

Speer: Mich-e-ke-wis evokes skating memories for many

February 14, 2014 The sunrises along Thunder Bay are absolutely beautiful this time of year. With the bay covered in white it seems to make the reds, oranges, yellows and purples of the sunrise all the more vibrant. more »»

Gray: Excuse or opportunity?

February 14, 2014 You can use anything in life as an excuse, or you can use it as an opportunity. You choose. If you wake up with too many aches and pains, use that as your reason to get healthy. more »»

Editorial: Ice covers most of Great Lakes

February 14, 2014 As of Friday 88.4 percent of the Great Lakes were under ice according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Lake Huron was 94. more »»

Editorial: DDA will learn from this process

February 13, 2014 “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That’s a motto we’re taught as youngsters and certainly it seems timely for the Alpena Downtown Development Authority. more »»

Fletcher: The ups, downs of an economy headed through the locks

February 11, 2014 Last night I started to write this column and toward the end of the very long epistle managed to dump the whole thing. more »»

Krawczak: This is nothing like playing office

February 10, 2014 The other day I casually updated my Facebook status to, “I used to play office a lot when I was younger. It was nothing like this. more »»

Fletcher: Nothing bad about this - son’s moment was ‘golden’

February 7, 2014 As I’m writing this, I’m having an “airline day” of dramatic proportions. I got to Detroit Metro recently at 7:15 a.m. more »»

Stutzman: Stop sleeping around on yourself

February 3, 2014 It’s a shame really, so many talented, caring, people living a lie. more »»

Editorial: Salvation Army always there to help those in need

January 30, 2014 We found out again this week that the saying “Need knows no season” rings true for the Salvation Army. more »»

Krawczak: It’s no secret it snows here

January 27, 2014 It’s really cold out. Even if I take my shoes off before heading inside, snow still ends up all over the house, getting my socks wet. There is ice that makes walking and driving tricky. more »»



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